Meaning of SAND in English

SAND

transcription, транскрипция: [ sænd ]

( sands, sanding, sanded)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

Sand is a substance that looks like powder, and consists of extremely small pieces of stone. Some deserts and many beaches are made up of sand.

They all walked barefoot across the damp sand to the water’s edge.

...grains of sand.

N-UNCOUNT

2.

Sands are a large area of sand, for example a beach.

...miles of golden sands.

N-PLURAL

3.

If you sand a wood or metal surface, you rub sandpaper over it in order to make it smooth or clean.

Sand the surface softly and carefully.

VERB : V n

Sand down means the same as sand .

I was going to sand down the chairs and repaint them...

Simply sand them down with a fine grade of sandpaper.

PHRASAL VERB : V P n (not pron) , V n P

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